Best Optometrists near me in Ypsilanti, MI

4 Optometrists near me in Ypsilanti, MI – map location, contacts, real reviews, rating. Eye examinations, a wide selection of lenses and eyeglass frames from the world's leading manufacturers.

Rating updated: September 27, 2023


2 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

+1 734-484-4400


2884 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

+1 734-572-8822

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10 reviews


2048 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

+1 734-547-3608


1769 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

+1 734-249-8970

Who is an optometrist and what does he or she do?

Optometry is a branch of ophthalmology that specializes in methods of correcting vision using optometric aids. An optometrist is a specialist who determines the degree of vision impairment and prescribes corrective aids such as glasses and contact lenses.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

What is the difference between the profession of an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? An optometrist only provides initial diagnosis and can only treat refractive errors with conservative methods.

What does an optometrist do?

Functionality: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services. Include: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services.

Why do eyeglasses cost so much?

Eyeglasses are a complex optical device that is manufactured with high-precision equipment. Often expensive materials are used for the glasses. All of this explains why eyeglasses can be expensive.

What should you do before buying glasses?

Let's look at what to look for when buying eyeglasses. The first is, of course, quality. The second is the choice of lenses of glasses. Here we focus attention on the material: they can be either glass or plastic. The third is the choice of frames.

What's the difference between expensive glasses and cheap glasses for vision?

The quality and accordingly the price of the lens depends on the presence of coatings on the lenses. The higher the price, the more coatings on the lens. Coatings make our vision more comfortable. Lens manufacturers do not stand still and improve the quality of lenses.

How do I know which glasses fit my face?

It's best if the width of the frame is equal to or slightly larger than the widest part of your face. The upper line of the frames should coincide with the line of eyebrows. Smooth shapes of glasses will emphasize rounded curves of the face. To emphasize high cheekbones choose the "butterfly" or "cat-eye" glasses.

Where can I see better with glasses or contact lenses?

With lenses, you can see better, so it turns out that extra obstacles don't distort the image. Lenses don't shed dust, don't catch glare from the sun and don't distort peripheral vision-no matter where we look, the image stays sharp.

Top Reviews

Askari Rushing  |  Rating: 5  |  Ypsilanti Vision & 2020 Family Vison

This was a wonderful experience. From the receptionist to the doctor to the person who helped me choose glasses, it was a great experience. The doctor took the time to really explain exactly what she was doing and gave me tips to keep my eyes healthy (a lot more leafy greens in my future). It was a very pleasant environment and everyone gave me great feedback on what glasses to pick. 10/10 would recommend!

Hannah Brenneman  |  Rating: 1  |  Fortney Eyecare Associates

I rarely write reviews, however I feel it might be helpful to know if you are considering your options. I started at Fortney a year ago and I got contacts. The office, staff, and exam were average. Not anything above and beyond, but not bad. First, they ordered me a pair of test contacts. Originally they told me they would arrive in a few weeks, however they ended up taking well over a month to arrive which felt unusually long. I had to call to check in on their status, they did not call me when the original timeline had elapsed. This was frustrating, but I was willing to look past it because they said it was an issue with the manufacturer. When it came to order a pack of contacts, I was told again it would be a few weeks. I waited again, and after the time had elapsed I gave them a call to check on the status. They told me that they had been in for several days, but for whatever reason did not call me. This was frustrating, but the worst of it was not until recently. I had called to get information about my contact prescription and through our conversation realized that they information they had on record for me is not the same as the information on my contacts box. I am unsure if this means they gave me the wrong prescription or the box was mislabeled, but regardless the lack of attention to detail and professionalism was incredibly frustrating and potentially damaging to my eyesight. I will not be going back.

Hannah Bollin  |  Rating: 1  |  Fortney Eyecare Associates

I really tried to like Fortney Eyecare not only because it was my first eye doctor appointment in many years but also due to it's very convenient location in downtown Ypsilanti - but I was SO let down and traumatized by this place of business. I'm surprised that this place is still in business with how unprofessional and disrespectful their receptionists are. It all started back in October when I first made my first appointment with the establishment. I was worried I might be a few minutes late so I called 5 minutes early to give them a courtesy call and I was met with a very rude receptionist telling me I didn't have an appointment in the first place. When I told him I had received a text the day previous asking me to confirm my appointment, he clicked his tongue and said they don't send text confirmations. I got very flustered, hung up with him, called another Fortney Eyecare at a different location, and a receptionist from that location looked in the system to confirm with me that I did have an appointment at the Ypsi location which I ultimately just had her cancel because I was so overwhelmed at that point. Fast forward to February where I read tons of Google reviews and tell myself that somehow I had to be the problem and that I should give them a try because I am in desperate need of glasses. This time I actually made it in the establishment and was met with a receptionist snapping at me because she'd called me that morning to ask me a question about my insurance - which I simply answered afterwards with no problem. The doctor that I met with was very kind and professional, but once she confirmed that I would need glasses I was then led around the waiting area by a receptionists who only shoved glasses in my face and refused to give me any actual prices for each lens. I ended up getting a pair of frames which I really liked, but was shocked when she finally gave me a very high price AS SHE WAS RINGING ME UP after previously saying that they were "on the less expensive side." I should have been more persistent and I should have demanded that she gave me numerical answers for the frames, but to be fair my eyes were completely dilated from the exam and I was very overwhelmed with the receptionist being in my face the entire time that I tried to pick my frames. With that being said, I decided that I liked the frames and that I wanted out of there - so I paid the very high price. As the receptionist was ringing up my total and just saying jumbled numbers to me she said "don't worry I'll lay all of this out to you formally" but she never did - the only kind of receipt I ever got was a small slip saying that I'd paid my overall bill. I had to call days later and request an actual rundown of my bill (just to double-check the price was right) and I was, of course, met with attitude during that phone call as well. Lastly, when my frames finally arrived they were....completely wrong. I couldn't believe it. When the receptionist first handed them to me I honestly thought it was a joke. Once I said "these aren't the frames I ordered" I was met with a snarky "are you sure?" She then looked at my order form and said "yeah, they are wrong. But what do you think?" as she handed them to me. I looked at myself in the mirror and I THINK they were the right style (I can't be entirely sure) but they are stark black instead of tortoise shade. I didn't HATE the frames, I definitely preferred the ones that I'd ordered. I asked what we could do to get the frames that I'd asked for and she told me that they would take back the current pair and I would have to wait another 2 weeks for new frames - which didn't seem fair at all since it was their technician's mix-up and that I'd be the one going without, but that isn't one of Fortney's priorities I guess. Out of fear of both going 2 more weeks without ANY glasses for my eyes that were in desperate need of them and of having to deal with their unprofessionalism any more, I told her that I'd just take the wrong frames.

Lauren Lew  |  Rating: 1  |  Ypsilanti Vision & 2020 Family Vison

My complaints - I would not go back 1-I paid extra for a contact lens exam which is fine, but then my insurance company said they didn't cover those contacts and the Ypsilanti vision said I'd have to pay for another contact lens exam in order to get a different type of lenses. Unsure if that's normal but I haven't had that come up before. 2- I got glasses from Zenni and went to have vision adjust it to my face and the woman working there I felt like was just being ridiculous and bending the glasses in all these clearly asymmetrical off ways completely bent out of place, to the point where it was clearly not acceptable. Then it got to a point where it was worse and I just wanted it how it was and they charged me $5. I never had to pay for that since I got my exam etc there and also she was just doing a ridiculous job.

Emilija Balciunas  |  Rating: 5  |  Fortney Eyecare Associates

Now that I've been, I will never go elsewhere! All personnel (at Fortney here in Ypsi) are affable, informative, obliging, unequivocally forthright and down-to-earth human beings! Felt like family not moments after I walked in :) The environment within is very warm and very welcoming - Exam is quick and simple, optometrist is incredibly pleasant and patient - Tons of options for frames. While I do wish there were more frames from which to choose that fell within my price range, I was satisfied with the ones I chose in the end. I definitely appreciate the additional options for the lenses that were suggested as well! I guess I've been out of the loop, but I'd not heard of this "blue light filter" that could be added to the lenses until they suggested it, with my occupation being spent operating in front of 3 large monitors. I am very much looking forward to seeing how much this may help with that daily pain of screen-time! I am just insanely delighted to have become aware of you guys! Looking forward to picking up the new specs and to all my future visits!

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